Colonna Palace Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Colonna Palace Hotel Rome
What a hotel!
We stayed at this hotel for the last two nights of our 3 week trip. I found the hotel to be of excellent standards. The roof top decking with jacuzzi and views of Vatican City, was a fantastic and unexpected surprise. Like most Italian hotels it is traditional in it's decor and the room size is fine. The service was simple, but we chatted with the late night bar manager and then enjoyed our cocktails on the roof top - the city lights were great. The location is within walking distance to all major tourist attractions.
The service was friendly. The hotel was in a prime location.... they just need to replace the mattresses. This hotel needs to replace the mattresses. I slept on a thin layer of foam with a board underneath. I would have preferred to sleep on hay. The hotel was expensive so I was surprised by the condition of the bed. I took photos of the room and bed which expose the plywood board. The front desk mentioned that the majority of rooms had similar mattresses so it would be no use for us to switch rooms. The breakfast was included, but was mediocre...the baked goods were not fresh.
we stayed at this tourist trap hotel last year for three nights. great location...yes. however the beds were awful; they had been worn out ten years ago; it was so bad they put wood boards under our mattresses;we coudnt sleep. they didnt care. the breakfast was awful. typical tourist trap for naive americans.
Very good hotel with a fantastic location!! Ideal position to visit, with a walking, the most important places of Rome. We have reserved at very special rate through the web site of Reservationitaly.
Location, location, location.........with a view!
As has been described in many of the other reviews, you can't have a more centrally located hotel if you tried. Minutes from all the majors sights, we walked everywhere. The rooftop terrazzo was worth the price of admission on it's own. It offered you spectacular views of all of Rome, which, were even better at night and was totally under-utilized by the other hotel guests. After a long day of sight-seeing there was nothing more relaxing than sipping some wine, smoking a cigar and just enjoying the cool breeze on that rooftop.If you like sleeping with the windows open request a room on the side of the piazza facing the Parliment. It's much quieter than the street-side rooms. However, the street side rooms offer you floor to ceiling windows and shutters with small balconies which, while giving you a very European feel are very noisy.The hotel, while very clean was in need of repairs (our air-conditioner gave out one night and the lock to the door popped off in my hand) but I would still give this hotel a 4-star rating. The staff, while accomodating weren't overly friendly. However, I found that was the case with just about all the Italian citizens. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. My wife and I plan to go back to Rome within the next two years and we will definitely be staying here again.
Great place to stay in Rome!
The hotel has received rave reviews, which is why I chose to stay here in September 2003. It is indeed in an excellent location. One direction takes you to the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Venezia, Colesseum and the Spanish Steps and the other direction takes you to the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and the Vatican. You can walk to all locations or simply hop on or off the bus. The hotel itself is a little old and in need of some renovation. I would not say it is a 4 star and I was initally somewhat disappointed. However, the EXCELLENT service from all the staff outshone any decoration needs! To be honest you are up early and home late in Rome - there is much to see and do. The rooms vary in size. Our first room was on a smoking floor but was very large in size. We asked to move and were accommodated, but the next room was much smaller. Good location, excellent service but do not expect the 4 star appearance that you may expect. But it doesn't matter. Rome is not cheap!
Would highly recommend
I went to Rome in Nov 2002 and stayed at the Colonna Palace. It's situated in a quiet square opposite the Town Hall but only a short walk from a lot of the main attractions like the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and about 1/2 hour walk from the Vatican
Pleasant staff who were very helpful and willing to suggest nearby restaurants and sights - they don't do an evening meal at the hotel so this was useful!
Breakfast room on the rooftop of the hotel was amazing, early morning views of Rome right across to the Vatican.
I was in Rome June 2003 for the first time. This hotel was outstanding and in a wonderful location, close to all the major attractions. I could walk everywhere! I felt very safe being their alone and near the Italian Parliment. The staff was excellent and the rooftop cafe has a wonderful view of the sunsets and of course, Rome!
Perfect for sightseeing in Rome
This hotel is near to everything you may want to see in historic Rome, and you can walk everywhere. Even the Vatican is no more than 15 - 20 minutes away. The hotel is situated close to the Parliament and the Foreign Office, and there are police guarding the area everywhere (so you feel pretty safe). The hotel is not cheap, but the people at the reception and elsewhere in the hotel are friendly and helpful. The rooms have good working aircondition (the temperature in Rome was well over 30 degrees C during our visit in june 2003 !) and good beds.
Everything is nice and clean, and the breakfast at the roof terrace is nearly worth the extra price. When we left the hotel sent us to the airport in a 'limo' that was much cheaper than the taxi we arrived in.
This was nearly too much, but we where very satisfied with our stay at Colonna Palace.
Colonna Palace is perfect
We went to Rome in November 2002 and almost booked to stay near the Termini because it was cheaper there. All I can say is that if you are sightseeing it is definitely worth paying more for this place as you will save on time spent getting from A to B, and it's much, much nicer to be in the 'historical centre'. The area around Termini seemed to be really soulless. We got a great deal on this hotel through accomline.com which basically worked out to about £85 a night for the room (a double). This was miles cheaper than we'd seen it on lots of other websites -although we did go at the end of November. When we got there we felt that £85 a night was really good value. This has to be the best located hotel in Rome. If you're sightseeing, it's basically central to everything - the Colosseum and ruins, the Vaitican, Piazza Navona, Spanish Steps etc. Its right opposite the Italian parliament, overlooking an enormous (and quiet) piazza. Our room was big - and so was the bathroom, even though I'd read elsewhere that the bathrooms were really small. We were very comfortable indeed there. Big shutters to totally block out the light as well if you fancy a lie-in!Breakfast was cold continental (croissants, bread, cheese etc) on the rooftop and you could go outside. Everyone thought we were mad to go out in November, but it was quite a good view! (There was also a jacuzzi, but that really was freezing!)Service at the front desk was helpful and they made some worthwhile dinner recommendations too. In summary it's worth it to stay here - the surrounding streets were beautiful, you're near to everything, it's comfortable and as good value for money as you'll find anywhere.
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